Video Producer Salary

An average Video Producer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K annually. In the world of Video Producers, total cash compensation can vary between $32K and $81K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $13K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Video Producers are male. Work is enjoyable for Video Producers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,986 - $80,176
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,150
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$11.71 - $35.62
(Median)
$12
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,986 - $80,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,174  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $12,592  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,059 - $81,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $35.62  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $45.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$505 - $12,592  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,059 - $81,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Video Producers who transition into an Executive Producer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $100K per year.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budgeting, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 29 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Videographer as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Videography and Project Coordinating also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Project Management also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Video Producers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. On average, Video Producers make $61K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Video Producers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+27 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), and Los Angeles (+23 percent). Video Producers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Video Producers in Orlando bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Austin (18 percent less) and Philadelphia (14 percent less).

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 49%



Production Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Product Photography
up arrow 4%




Client Interaction
up arrow 6%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 11%

Videography
up arrow 12%

Videographer
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 263 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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